Tragedy struck late yesterday afternoon around the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos when armed men dressed in army uniform stormed the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) in Lekki shooting sporadically.
It was reported that three policemen and three civilians died with many rushed to hospital after being hit by stray bullets.
Following the incident, the governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola, has reacted with fury at the presidency.
Reports say that Governor Fashola has pointed an accusing finger at President Jonathan over yesterday's deaths.
According to Fashola, the president’s planned visit to Lagos led to a low number of available policemen on hand to take on the armed robbers.
Fashola made the accusation on Thursday night at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, during an All Progressives Congress event, tagged: ‘An Evening For Nigeria’.
Ynaija reports that Governor Fashola said this at the event: “Because Jonathan was coming to Lagos, all the vehicles and police in Lagos were sent to be on standby for him, and there was no available not enough to stop the robbery at Ikoyi-Lekki link bridge” .
While the president came to Lagos from Ijebu Ode in Ogun state, where he went to seek the support of Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale and the supreme ruler of Ijebuland, Buhari flew in from the APC presidential rally in the Rivers state capital, Port Harcourt.